Daily planner, Sept. 1, 2013


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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: Dragons
1 p.m. and 5 p.m. today; 1 p.m. Monday, iWireless Center, 1201 River Drive, Moline. $13, $14, $19, $33 (VIP), $66 (circus celebrity); free ages 1 and younger on lap. 800-745-3000.

Citywide yard sales
Aledo. 309-582-7241.

Backwater Gamblers water-ski show
6:30 p.m., 44th Street and the Rock River, Rock Island. Free. 309-786-8987.

Rock Island Grand Prix
8 a.m.-5 p.m.; 8 p.m. music, The District, Rock Island. Free. 309-788-6311.

"Detroit" Larry Davison and Chris Avey
6-9 p.m., The Muddy Waters, 1708 State St., Bettendorf. Free. 563-355-0655.

"How Science is Bridging Spirituality," Dr. Curt Rexroth
10:30 a.m., Unity Church of Christianity, 5102 47th Ave., Moline. Free. 309-762-1066.

Family Fun Days
2 p.m.-midnight, Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 630 Martin Luther King Drive, Rock Island. Free. 309-732-2999.

Red Rage Afterparty (Rage Against the Machine and The Red Hot Chili Peppers Tribute Band)
9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Bent River Brewing Station, 512 24th St., Rock Island. $4. 309-283-4811.

Tim Stop
2-5 p.m., Wide River Winery Tasting Room, 106 N. Cody Road, LeClaire. Free with wine purchase. 563-289-2509.

Stock-car racing
5:30 p.m., Quad City Speedway, 4200 Archer Drive, East Moline. 309-792-5030.

Dirt Road Rockers
8 p.m.-midnight, Stooge's Saloon, 906 3rd St., Orion. Free. 309-526-3050.

Architectural walking tour of downtown Davenport
1:30 p.m., Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport. Free with admission. 563-326-7804.

Travoltas, Terry and The Loan Sharks
8 p.m., Rock Island Brewing Company, 1815 2nd Ave., Rock Island. $10; $12 ages 20 and younger; $15 inside (if rain). 309-793-1999.

Milan Indian Summer Festival
Dickson Park, 315 E. 4th Ave., Milan. Free. 309-787-8500.

Wild Oatz
6-10 p.m., Sportsman Park, Donahue. Free. 563-282-4544.

North of 40
8 p.m.-1 a.m., Rusty Nail, 2606 W. Locust St., Davenport. $3. 563-386-1900.

Orion Fall Festival
Central Park, 4th Street and 12th Avenue, Orion. Free. 309-526-8320.

Village Fall Festival
11 a.m.-5 p.m., Dan Nagle Walnut Grove Pioneer Village, 18817 290th St., Long Grove. $2; $1 ages 5-12; free ages 4 and younger. 563-328-3283.

Buddy Olson
3-6 p.m., Ducky's Lagoon, 13515 78th Ave. W., Taylor Ridge. Free. 309-798-2423.

Kewanee Hog Days
Main Street, Kewanee. Free.

Sunday brunch with music by The Manny Lopez Trio
10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Brady Street Chop House, Radisson Quad City Plaza Hotel, 111 E. 2nd St., Davenport. 563-322-2200.

Country dance and jam session (Midnight Riders)
5-9 p.m., American Legion Post 227, 829 16th Ave., East Moline. $3. 309-755-5622.

Chief Blackhawk Antique Motorcycle Club of America Swap Meet
8 a.m., Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust St., Davenport. Free. 563-381-4015.

"Southern Crossroads" (musical revue)
Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island. 309-786-7733.

Miss Iowa Nicole Kelly send-off selebration
2 p.m., Modern Woodman Park, 209 S. Gaines St., Davenport. $10; $5 ages 5-12; free ages 4 and younger.

Labor Day Weekend pow wow
10 a.m. grounds open, noon grand entry, Black Hawk State Historic Site, 1510 46th Ave., Rock Island. Free. 309-631-0124, 309-738-4222.

Caught in the Act
7:30-11:30 p.m., Stooge's Saloon, 908 3rd St., Orion. Free. 309-526-3050.



















 



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  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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